What Is Interpreting?

Interpreting and translation are two separate professions yet numerous skills overlap and many language professionals work in both fields.

Interpreting Certifications

Interpreting certifications vary by specialization, and some specializations (such as educational interpreting) still lack a national certification credential.

Professional Associations

Interpreting can be a rewarding, yet lonely field. Membership associations offer networking, professional development and marketing opportunities.


About The Community Interpreter®

The Community Interpreter® (TCI) is the leading national entry-level program to train interpreters to work in medical, educational and social services settings. With more than 300 licensed trainers in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Guam and six other countries, this 40- to 100-hour program provides the solid foundation required for bilingual staff and freelancers to work as professional community interpreters. Learn more.

About Cross-Cultural Communications

Cross-Cultural Communications (CCC) developed The Community Interpreter® program and its support materials. CCC is the only national training agency in the U.S. devoted to community interpreting, medical interpreting and cultural competence. It is also the only organization that licenses community interpreter trainers across the U.S. and in other countries. For more information about CCC please visit www.cultureandlanguage.net.

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CCC is an SBA Certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)